Saturday, January 26, 2008

RECIPE: Maple Salmon

Maple Salmon
Originally uploaded by ..Sally..
A dear friend of mine, Rachel, has a friend - who has a sister - who has a friend named "D." D puts together a detailed weekly meal plan and grocery list for herself. Recently, Rachel found herself on the receiving end of this email blast of recipes and was telling me how great it was.

Being no dummy, I asked her to forward them to me. I could use some serious love in the meal planning kitchen. I'm terrible at it and given that the rest of my life is plenty distracting, I end up making the same 'ole stuff all the time. It's only been a couple of weeks, and already I've loved trying some new things. Thank you friend of friend 's sister friend, D. you are making my life so much better.

Knowing how pleasant this has been, I thought I'd share the wealth and occassionally add some recipes here that I like. With, of course, photography - because who likes a recipe book with just words. Blah. Not me. I'm a visual person. I've got to SEE if I'll like it. So, if you try 'em and like 'em let me know. And if you've got a great recipe that I need - please, please, send it on. I'll make it and feature it on our site. My hope is that someday all of my favorite recipes will be on here and I'll be able to click on the "recipe" tag and see all of my favorites - no more hunting for the "pumpkin torte" recipe at Thanksgiving or calling my mom to find out how long to bake the Turkey.

So here it goes, the first recipe:
Found at allrecipes by the friend of friend, D -

MAPLE SALMON: (with stirfry veggies and asian noodles)

1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound salmon

In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

As far as the veggies and noodles go, I just went to the bagged salad section of the grocery store. They had a pre-bagged assortment of stirfry veggies and I just followed the directions. Same with the noodles, pre-packaged/cooked noodles. "D" suggested adding sesame seeds to the stirfry last minute and using peanut oil to stir fry with. Both were great suggestions. Super quick and easy - and not to mention, kinda purty.

1 comment:

Ann @TheAssetEdge said...

I never would have thought to connect maple syrup and salmon, but you promise it's good?

I just found your blog through Kristen - it's very fun to peek into your life through your blog!!

ann bailey saylor :)